THE SPIRITUAL HUMAN DIMENSION AS A  JOIN FORCES AGAINST CANCER



Abstract N 894. THE SPIRITUAL HUMAN DIMENSION AS A JOIN FORCES AGAINST CANCER

Authors Respini D, Lissandrello G, Aragona M,  Tralongo P.

Pubblicato in Psycho-Oncology Volume 15 Number 2 (SUPPLEMENT). October 2006

Abtstracts of 8th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology  Ferrara Venice; Italy   16th - 21st October  2006

Poster Session

Psychology Service Hospital G. Di Maria  Avola (SR) Italy Department Of Oncology  Policlinico University of Messina  Italy

The Experience of cancer can have a negative impact o both psychological health and on quality of life. In recent decades the number of cancer patient seeking complementary therapies that considerate the human dimension, to deal with their disease, has increased steadily. The interest of the complementary therapy is to nurturing the human dimension that we call Spirituality. New trend is to use thousands year old tecniques as meditation and mandala  construction in a scientific way. In different health care centers of Siciliy there is the application of practice that use  the mindfulness meditation. At the Department Of Medical Oncology of Messina it is apllied meditation at contemporay us of binaural beat metamusic facilitating the access to different levels of conscoiunsness, from somatic to emotional, psychological, social e spiritual aspects. At the Department of Medical Oncology  of Avola there is the use of Armonic Chant, tecnique  and the construction of tibetan mandala like. The aim of these inegrative program is to involve ad transform the relatioship with the own disease. Spirituality and cultural beliefs are important elements of the health and the well being of many each one. These techniques try to observe the qualitative  and quantitative benefits for the cancer patients